Computational Methods for Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis in Criticality Safety

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Interest in the sensitivity methods that were developed and widely used in the 1970s (the FORSS methodology at ORNL among others) has increased recently as a result of potential use in the area of criticality safety data validation procedures to define computational bias, uncertainties and area(s) of applicability. Functional forms of the resulting sensitivity coefficients can be used as formal parameters in the determination of applicability of benchmark experiments to their corresponding industrial application areas. In order for these techniques to be generally useful to the criticality safety practitioner, the procedures governing their use had to be updated and simplified. ... continued below

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Broadhead, B.L.; Childs, R.L. & Rearden, B.T. September 20, 1999.

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Interest in the sensitivity methods that were developed and widely used in the 1970s (the FORSS methodology at ORNL among others) has increased recently as a result of potential use in the area of criticality safety data validation procedures to define computational bias, uncertainties and area(s) of applicability. Functional forms of the resulting sensitivity coefficients can be used as formal parameters in the determination of applicability of benchmark experiments to their corresponding industrial application areas. In order for these techniques to be generally useful to the criticality safety practitioner, the procedures governing their use had to be updated and simplified. This paper will describe the resulting sensitivity analysis tools that have been generated for potential use by the criticality safety community.

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  • 6th International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety, ICNC'99, Palais des Congres, Versailles, France, September 20-24, 1999

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Broadhead, B.L.; Childs, R.L. & Rearden, B.T. Computational Methods for Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis in Criticality Safety, article, September 20, 1999; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703039/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.